Pickled Radish Recipe

Pickled Radish Recipe

Early Spring is the season for radishes since they are typically some of the first vegetables that come out of the garden in the Spring. In fact, radishes take approximately 30 days from seed to harvest which makes them one of the fastest growers around! So, with radishes being in season, I have a ton in my refrigerator which are ready to eat. One of the best ways to enjoy radishes is to pickle them and use them on tacos! (Guess what we will be cooking up next?!?) This pickled radish recipe is super quick and will last for a long time in your refrigerator which makes them perfect for experimentation!

Quick Pickled Radishes

The process of quick pickling is one that I really enjoy because it is simple and–well–quick. For this pickled radish recipe you only need 5 ingredients: radishes, apple cider vinegar, raw sugar (or regular will do fine too), salt, and water. Just mix the mixture together and add to your chosen jar or vessel. Then add the radishes until your jar is full. Let sit for 1 hour on the counter, then refrigerate for use on your next recipe which needs a hint of pickled radishes!

Slicing Radishes for Pickling

The hardest part of this recipe is thinly slicing the radishes. For that job, I tend to either use a mandolin or I will do it with a knife. If you choose to slice with a knife, the best way to keep the radish stable while you are cutting is to shave off a flat side, place that side onto the cutting board, and slice the radish that way. This eliminates just one more variable when trying to avoid cutting yourself!

What Kind of Radishes?

Until a few years ago, I did not realize the variety that existed in the radish family. They can be mild, spicy, round, long, great for roasting, etc. As I developed my gardening knowledge, I realized there is a plethora of varieties! So for this recipe, I will tell you I used a pretty run-of-the-mill globe variety. These are the typical radish found in your grocery store labeled as radishes. However, if you wanted to experiment with others for this recipe, go for it!

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pickled radish recipe in a glass jar with a fork sticking out next to a bunch of radishes and loose radishes on a white marble background

Pickled Radish Recipe

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Transform those radishes into something that will dress up your salad, taco, and much more!


  • 2 Cups Radishes, sliced thin (about one bunch of radishes)
  • 1/2 C Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 T. Raw Sugar
  • 1 t. Kosher Salt
  • 1 C Hot Water


1. Fill a jar with the sliced radishes.

2. Mix the hot water, apple cider vinegar, sugar, and salt until the salt and sugar have dissolved.

3. Pour the mixture over the radishes until the radishes are covered.

4. Let jar sit uncovered on the counter for an hour.

5. Place jar in refrigerator and then enjoy once the radishes have chilled.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 5Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 122mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g
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